10th June

…reveals:Cornus kousa var Chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’This plant was given to my father by Richard Carew-Pole when he was RHS president. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis

8th June

…first time. Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Xanthocarpa’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Xanthocarpa’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Xanthocarpa’ Deer have nibbled it! Deer have nibbled it! Two decent plants of Rhododendron…

22nd November

…delicate mix of colours. Rhus chinensis Rhus chinensis The first ever flower clusters forming on Aralia vietnamensis at about 15ft on the ends of the tallest shoos. Planted in 2014…

15th November

…Ilex opaca Ilex opaca An elderly Enkianthus chinensis with the full autumn show. Enkianthus chinensis Enkianthus chinensis Enkianthus chinensis Pruncus incisa (I assume) in flower as an old tree above…

25th October

…Berries ripening on Cotoneaster ‘Exburyensis’. Cotoneaster ‘Exburyensis’ Fallen leaves under a Cercis siliquastrum. Cercis siliquastrum Autumn colours on Aesculus chinensis which have yet to blow away. Aesculus chinensis A real…

1st April

…over seeding which it does every year. Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus chinensis Some good young plants of Rhododendron arboreum ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ with their first flowers at least that…

12th October

…var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’. The fruiting is irregular and confined to a few branches. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis

24th March

…a small tree. Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Akebia x pentaphylla now full out rather than just in bud as we saw 10 days ago. Akebia…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Fagacaea

…yunnanensis Quercus affinis from Mexico with acorns forming. Quercus affinis Quercus affinis Calycanthus chinensis (formerly Sinocalycanthus chinensis) with its last pink tinged flowers and huge leaves. The buds are rather…

8th May

…near red enough to be true and the stamens do not protrude through the bottom of the bells as they should. Enkianthus chinensis Enkianthus chinensis Enkianthus chinensis A newly planted…